Monday, October 18, 2010
There was a crispness in the air this morning as I went to hang out my first load of laundry on the clothes line. I love to hang my clothes out, even this time of year the earth smells wonderful and the clothes pick up that wonderful scent. I don't even mind the typical "scratchy" towels from the line. The cool air made me want to dig out my heavy sweaters, hoodies, and my hand made socks to keep my freezing feet warm. It made me want to start the fire, sit and enjoy it's warmth as I drink some hot chocolate! The trees are still holding on to the last of their leaves not quite willing to let them all go as the rain and wind demands that they come off. I'm thankful for the seemingly stubbornness of them, because I'm not ready for them to all be gone. We load the kids and buckets into the van and off we go to pick the apples. The kids talk and giggle as we head out. Rachel is in the back happily singing "Apples, apples, apples. We are going to get apples." She is always making up little songs and singing them to us. The kids happily grabbed the buckets and headed for the trees. They climbed up in them and tried to shake them to get more apples off the trees, I snapped a few pictures, and they all were only too glad to stop and pose to get their pictures taken! Even with the chill in the air that makes you know that winter is coming, we had fun, knowing that we will enjoy this apple cider we plan to make with these apples this winter!